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Athletic Department Staff

Michelle York

Director of Athletics

Michelle attended SkyView Academy in Memphis, TN where she played softball, basketball and volleyball. Upon graduation she attended University of Mississippi to play Division I volleyball and competed with USA Elite Volleyball and Athletes in Action. Michelle obtained a BS in Health and Wellness and is a Certified Master in Athletic Administration through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. She has previously served as an Assistant Coach at University of Mississippi and as Head Coach at Christian Brothers University. Michelle started working at Heritage Christian as a volleyball coach in 2003 and came on staff full time in 2007 as the Middle School Shepherd and then in 2008 in the Athletic Department. Michelle and her husband, Greg, have 3 children - Hunter ('12), Kegan ('15) and Kaelan ('19).

Michael Horstman

Associate Athletic Director

Michael played both soccer and baseball at Plainfield High School. He continued his athletic career playing collegiate soccer at St. Joseph’s University prior to transferring to Purdue where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Society. He then went on to receive his Master’s in Education at Indiana Wesleyan University and completed the Principals Licensure Program. Prior to accepting his position at Heritage Christian, Michael was an Athletic Director for 3.5 years. Michael and his wife, Heidi, have a daughter, Lola.

Eric Rausch

Assistant Athletic Director

Eric played football for 4 years at Winamac Community High School where he lettered for 3 years. After graduation, he attended DePauw University where he played football and obtained a BA degree in Earth Science with a minor in Kinesiology/Coaching. Eric went on to earn his Masters of Higher Education with a Certificate in Leadership from North Park University. Eric has an extensive history of coaching at both the high school and collegiate level. His previous experience includes: assistant football coach at Manchester University, North Park University and DePauw University as well as assistant track and field coach at Franklin Community High School. Eric and his wife, Becky, have a son, Charlie.

Denise Elrod

Athletic Administrative Coordinator

Denise was a cheerleader and gymnast at Carmel High School and attended Ball State University where she obtained a degree in Telecommunications & Marketing. She and her husband, Tony Elrod, have been married for 19 years and have four children - Maddison, Luke ('06), Makenzi and Adam, and a grandson, Jayce. In addition to being the Athletic Administrative Coordinator at Heritage, Denise is also a small group leader for Middle School girls.

Sherman Williams

Athletics Facilities Manager

Sherman played basketball for Indiana State University from 1983-1986 and still holds the school’s record for consecutive starts and minutes played. He led Indiana State in scoring in each of his four seasons and averaged more than twenty points in his final three years in Terre Haute. He was selected as an All-American in 1983, 1985, and 1986, and was inducted into the ISU Hall of Fame in 2010. A two-time member of the All Missouri Valley Conference first team, Williams is one of three ISU Sycamores on the MVC All-Centennial team, joining Larry Bird and Carl Nicks. Williams also was honored by his high school, Washington High School, in Indianapolis in 2013, when he was inducted into the high school’s basketball Hall of Fame. For the past thirteen years, Heritage has been blessed by Williams’ presence, as he tends to our athletic facilities and even helps to direct traffic to and from campus on busy 75th Street. He still loves basketball and shares the experience through individual training with Heritage students who want some extra help on the court.

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